These two teams have European ambitions towards next season and this game offers Fiorentina a chance to show that they are ready to challenge the big boys of Italian football for a place in Europe. AS Roma are also looking to at least match their top four finish of last season, but they would need to be more consistent to achieve that goal.
Fiorentina hasn’t been on the best of form ahead of this game. They enter this game with just a win from their last 5 games. A win here would propel them up the Serie A table, however, a defeat would also send them tumbling down the standings.
Roma have collected 15 points from 10 games like Fiorentina this season as they have made it a habit to drop points unnecessarily. They are 13 points behind Juventus already in the race for the Scudetto, while the duo of Inter Milan and Napoli who joined them in the Champions League this season have already opened up a 7 points gap on them.
Fiorentina and AS Roma have drawn only one of their last 14 Serie A meetings (1-1 in January 2015): there have been nine wins and four losses for the Giallorossi in the process.